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1 Eric Curran 314
2 Joao Barbosa 311
2 Christian Fittipaldi 311
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3 Ricky Taylor 309
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5 Marc Goossens 273
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35 Cameron Lawrence 21
35 Daniel Morad 21
36 Andreas Wirth 20

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2 Ligier 324
3 Mazda 304
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5 BR 30
Peugeot 1-2 in rain shortened Petit LeMans

ALMS at Road Atlanta
Saturday, September 26, 2009


The winning Peugeot of Montagny and Sarrazin
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Franck Montagny and Stephane Sarrazin gave Peugeot its first American Le Mans Series victory on Saturday, winning a weather-shortened 12th annual Petit Le Mans powered by MAZDA6. Race officials, citing hazardous conditions due to torrential rains that fell at Road Atlanta just past the four-hour mark, called the race at eight hours, 44 minutes running.

Peugeot’s two diesel-powered factory prototype coupes finished 1-2 with the pole-sitting 908 HDi of Pedro Lamy and Nic Minassian in second. The first of Audi Sport Team Joest’s Audi R15 TDIs placed third, the car driven by Allan McNish and Dindo Capello. The Peugeot-Peugeot-Audi finish mirrored the end result at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June.

“We only did three races this year,” Montagny said. “We missed Sebring by only 22 seconds, and it was a win for the Peugeot team at Le Mans and a win here. I think if we had a full time we really would have battled it out with the Audis.”

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McNish and Capello dominated the race before the rains fell and led all but five of the first 168 laps. The two Peugeots got past McNish under yellow when the Scot looped the Audi under wet conditions barely past the two-hour mark. A few minutes later, the skies opened and officials parked the cars in pitlane.

“We started in the wet and it was difficult with a dry set-up,” Sarrazin said. “We were very far behind. But in the dry we could push very hard and make up time. I could catch the two Audis and it was not too hard to overtake them. But in the big rain it was just OK. We did our best in the time we had and the team did a great job.”

The highly anticipated battle between the Peugeots and the Audis lived up to expectations in qualifying and the early part of the race. Both Montagny and Sarrazin had to fight back from a lap down on more than one occasion after the Peugeots’ early race setup struggles.

It was sweet redemption for a team that lost out in last year’s race by a little more than four seconds to McNish and Capello in an Audi R10 TDI.

“We traveled thousands of miles to race here, so sure we’d love to have a full race but we also enjoyed it,” Montagny said. “Sure…at 300 kph, you hit the water and you just keep going…it’s not so much fun.”

“The mechanics here have won Le Mans, so they are very good and they know what they can do,” Sarrazin added. “We are improving all the time, in the race and in testing. I think we show that. And the drivers, we are always giving the maximum just like our crew does.”

Dyson Racing took its first Petit Le Mans victory with a victory in LMP2 for Marino Franchitti, Butch Leitzinger and Ben Devlin. Their Mazda-powered Lola B09/86 coupe had problems with gear selection early, but the Acura ARX-01b of Lowe’s Fernandez Racing’s Adrian Fernandez and Luis Diaz experienced steering issues throughout.

Nevertheless, the duo completed enough laps to clinch the team championship for Lowe’s Fernandez and the manufacturer championships for Acura.

“We had a gearbox issue just once and the guys were able to fix it with only one repair,” said Franchitti, who qualified on the class pole. “I think I saw every kind of condition possible here at Road Atlanta today. It was especially great to bring a win here with the Mazda especially for a race presented by the Mazda 6. And now the Dyson win for Petit is pretty great.”

Franchitti and Leitzinger were class winners at Lime Rock in July, the first victory for the Dyson-Lola/Mazda partnership. The team also won for the first time at Road Atlanta in American Le Mans Series competition.

“These guys made it easy for me and this had to be one of the toughest conditions I’ve ever raced in,” Devlin said. “Marino did a great job keeping the car up there and so did Butch. By the time I got the car I just had to keep it on the black. It was great how well the car has developed, especially how I left it last year and the continued commitment and effort from Mazda.”

Things didn’t look promising early as the Lola-Mazda dropped as far back as 27th overall before attrition started to take a toll on the class. There were the problems with the Lowe’s Fernandez car, and the Team Cytosport Porsche RS Spyder of Klaus Graf, Sascha Maassen and Greg Pickett led 30 laps before a spin and loss of power sent it tumbling down the order.

“This event, it is truly amazing - year on year increased in significance and attendance,” Leitzinger said. “I was here for the first event in 1998. The buzz just gets bigger and bigger. There are certain places that you go to, Sebring, the Indy 500, Le Mans, and this really has attained that in just a short amount of time and how everyone has embraced that. We’ve had some really horrible disappointments here, and it was really important for Dyson Racing to get this win here.”

Risi Competizione’s Jaime Melo, Pierre Kaffer and Mika Salo won in GT2 in their Ferrari F430 GT, the fifth straight endurance victory for the team. A brilliant call by Salo to take wet tires before the rest of the GT2 field proved to be the difference, and it took him six laps to move the Ferrari past the five cars in front of him to take the lead for good.

BMW Rahal Letterman Racing Team’s Dirk Müller, Jörg Müller and Tommy Milner placed second in their BMW M3. Dirk Werner and Wolf Henzler were third in their Porsche 911 GT3 RSR, clinching the manufacturer championship for Porsche.

“This is only my third race this year with the team,” Salo said. “It is such a good atmosphere; everyone works so hard. You can trust them and they don’t go off the track. It’s so much a pleasure to drive with the Risi team. We might not have been the fastest in the dry but in the wet we were very quick.”

The Ferrari began 10th on the GT2 grid after a tire puncture limited Melo to one flying lap in qualifying. The Ferrari never cracked the top three until the rain fell. The opening portion saw the top six cars in class on the lead lap, another testament to the level of competition in the class.

The victory enabled the Risi team to stay alive in the class championship. Melo and Kaffer are 19 points behind the Flying Lizard Motorsports’ duo of Patrick Long and Jörg Bergmeister with a maximum of 25 points remaining.

“It’s a kind of strange race, but we had a competitive car,” Melo said. “I was a bit conservative at the beginning, the track was wet. I didn’t take any risk. I was feeling comfortable, and in the dry condition we had a good car and could keep up with the guys right up to the last minute. Thanks to Pierre for keeping the car good for his two stints. Our whole crew and the strategy were phenomenal the whole time. Even the tires on wet and dry, we could manage the car really good.”

“Jamie was quick in the race. We made a change in the bar in my first stint but we changed it back,” Kaffer added. “I have to thank my team for working so hard and this victory. I always can learn something from Mika, even from today with not such a long stint, he made the important call today. In the end, we are the lucky winner.”

The Audi R15 TDI of McNish and Capello was the prototype winner in the MICHELIN GREEN X Challenge, a revolutionary award that goes to the cars that go the farthest the fastest and with the least environmental impact. The second Flying Lizard Porsche of Seth Neiman, Johannes van Overbeek and Darren Law was the GT winner. Porsche captured the manufacturer season championship in the environmentally based efficiency competition.

The final race in the 2009 American Le Mans Series is the four-hour Monterey Sports Car Championships at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, Calif. The green flag is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. PT on Saturday, October 10. The race will air on SPEED from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, October 11. Live coverage will be available via American Le Mans Radio presented by Porsche via, which also will feature Living Timing & Scoring on Racehub. Live coverage also can be heard on Sirius 126 and XM 242. You can follow the Series on Twitter (almsnotes) and on our Facebook page.

The race will also mark the 10th and final round of the 2009 MICHELIN® GREEN X® Challenge. Tickets are available at and



Car Cls ClsP Drivers Team Car Laps Time Gap
1. 08 P1 1 F.Montagny, S.Sarrazin Team Peugeot Sport Peugeot 908 HDi FAP 184 4:48:11.557 -.---
2. 07 P1 2 N.Minassian, P.Lamy Team Peugeot Sport Peugeot 908 HDi FAP 184 4:48:13.568 2.011
3. 2 P1 3 R.Capello, A.McNish Audi Sport North America Audi R15 TDi 3.46 1:08.063 4:48:15.
4. 1 P1 4 L.Luhr, M.Werner Audi Sport North America Audi R15 TDi 1 La 1:09.456 4:48:23.
5. 7 P1 5 O.Panis, N.Lapierre, R.Dumas Team ORECA Matmut AIM ORECA 01/AIM 3 La 1:10.612 4:48:42.
6. 9 P1 6 D.Brabham, S.Sharp, D.Franchitti Highcroft Racing Acura ARX-02a 4 La 1:11.357 4:48:20.
7. 16 UNC 1 C.Dyson, G.Smith Dyson Racing Mazda Lola B09 86 177 4:48:48.476 7 Laps
8. 62 GT2 1 J.Melo, P.Kaffer, M.Salo Risi Competizione Ferrari 430 GT 170 4:48:53.183 14 Laps
9. 92 GT2 2 D.Mueller, T.Milner, J.Mueller BMW Rahal Letterman Racing BMW M3 E92 169 4:48:16.509 15 Laps
10. 87 GT2 3 D.Werner, W.Henzler Farnbacher Loles Racing Porsche 911 GT3 RSR 169 4:48:24.484 15 Laps
11. 4 GT2 4 O.Gavin, O.Beretta, M.Fassler Corvette Racing Corvette C6.R 15 L 1:21.785 4:48:28.
12. 45 GT2 5 J.Bergmeister, P.Long, M.Leib Flying Lizard Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 RSR 169 4:48:30.261 15 Laps
13. 20 P2 1 B.Leitzinger, M.Franchitti, B.Devlin Dyson Racing Mazda Lola B09 86 168 4:48:35.595 16 Laps
14. 3 GT2 6 J.O'Connell, J.Magnussen, A.Garcia Corvette Racing Corvette C6.R 168 4:48:50.032 16 Laps
15. 44 GT2 7 S.Neiman, J.van Overbeek. D.Law Flying Lizard Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 RSR 162 4:48:38.463 22 Laps
16. 28 GT2 8 T.Sutherland, T.Drissi, M.Bell LG Motorsports Riley Corvette C6 157 4:48:40.024 27 Laps
17. 37 P1 7 J.Field, C.Field Intersport Racing Lola B06/10 AER 152 3:58:18.144 32 Laps
18. 21 GT2 9 D.Farnbacher, I.James Panoz Team PTG Panoz Esperante 152 4:48:21.844 32 Laps
19. 12 P1 8 B.Willman, C.McMurry, T.Burgess Autocon Motorsports Lola B06/10 AER 144 3:56:40.392 40 Laps
20. 40 GT2 10 D.Robertson, D.Murry, A.Robertson Robertson Racing Doran Ford GT Mk 7 142 4:48:26.912 42 Laps
21. 15 P2 2 A.Fernandez, L.Diaz Fernandez Racing Acura ARX-01b 139 4:48:34.276 45 Laps
22. 6 P2 3 G.Pickett, K.Graf, S.Maassen Team Cytosport Porsche RS Spyder 136 4:48:19.403 48 Laps
23. 17 GT2 11 B.Sellers, D.Cicero Team Falken Tire Porsche 911 GT3 RSR 136 4:48:36.518 48 Laps
24. 66 P1 9 Ferran, S.Pagenaud, S.Dixon de Ferran Motorsports Acura ARX-02a 136 4:48:41.257 48 Laps
25. 90 GT2 12 B.Auberlen, J.Hand, A.Priaulx BMW Rahal Letterman Racing BMW M3 E92 133 4:48:31.858 51 Laps
26. 11 GT2 13 J.Feingerg, C.Hall Primetime Race Group Dodge Viper Comp Coupe 129 3:32:22.687 55 Laps
27. 88 P1 10 P.Drayson, J.Crocker, R.Bell Drayson Racing Lola B09/60 Judd 123 4:48:17.863 61 Laps
28. 10 P1 11 H.Noda, JM.Balbiani, D.von Moltke ECO Racing Radical SR9 AER 0 -.--- 184 Laps
29. 19 P2 4 G.van der Steur, A.Pecorari, R.Pecorari van der Steur Racing Radical SR9 AER 0 -.--- 184 Laps

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